Girls basketball blanket drive battles cancer

Girls basketball blanket drive battles cancer

(Athletics)

(Athletics)

The Cy Springs and Cy Ranch girls varsity basketball team hosted a blanket drive at their Team Up Against Cancer game on Jan. 29, in remembrance towards the younger brother of a Cy Springs freshman basketball player whom died of cancer.

“In our program, we preach family first, so it’s important that she knows as a basketball team, she knows that we are family,” said coach Taneisha Rogers.

The donations were collected by helpers from the Cy Springs basketball boys team, as well as, female basketball players from Cy Creek. All proceeds go to Big Love Cancer, an organization which provides personalized care to children with cancer as well as their families.

"It is important to help because if you were in the situation you would want someone to do the same for you," said boys varsity point guard Cameron Scott.

The game ended up being a win for Cy Ranch with a score of 50-25, but shirts are still for sale at $10 with all proceeds going to the Texas Children’s Pediatric Cancer Center.

“The whole event just really hit home because it was so personal,” said varsity player Sydney Rollins. “I’m glad we did it in remembrance for him, though.”

-By Nathalie Marquez

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